The original recipe, on A Beautiful Bite, said these cookies “will have your Irish (or non-Irish) eyes smiling”. That sounds about right to us. The three flavors - chocolate, Guinness, and Bailey’s Irish cream - go perfectly together.

Makes: 12

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:13 mins

Total time:33 mins


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup Guinness
2½ cups flour
⅔ cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
For the Irish buttercream frosting:
4 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
3 tbsp Bailey’s Irish cream
2 tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the cream, butter, sugar, eggs and Guinness in a mixer, on medium, until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt.

Add the flour mixture by the tablespoon to the sugar, egg, and Guinness mixture. Mix at a medium speed until it comes together.

Refrigerate for one hour.

Drop a heaped tablespoon onto cookie sheets.

Back for 13 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let them rest.

Place all the frosting ingredients into a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Spread on cooled cookies.

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Source: A Beautiful Bite.

Stout, chocolate and coffee liquor, what could be a more glorious flavor combo.